Jes Baker / Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 7:30pm

Jes Baker, aka the Militant Baker, is the editor of the new book Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living. With smart and sassy eloquence, Baker rallies readers to be proud of their bodies, fight back against fat-shaming, and embrace a body-positive worldview. Join Jes along with prominent body activists and fellow contributors to the book including Virgie Tovar, Sam Dylan Finch, Sonya Renee Taylor, Kim Peace, and Chrystal Bougon. It’ll be a fierce and uncensored conversation about body politics.


RSVP appreciated but not required. If you cannot atten the event but would like a signed copy of Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls, order below and put your request in the notes field. 



When not blogging, Baker spends her time producing the renowned Body Love Conference, speaking at universities, taking pictures in her underwear, writing for several online publications, and working with clothing companies to promote more plus size fashion. Learn more about Jes Baker at


Virgie Tovar is an author, activist and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, 2012) and the mastermind behind #LoseHateNotWeight. Virgie has been featured by the New York Times, MTV, Al Jazeera, Salon, the San Francisco Chronicle and NPR. 


Sam Dylan Finch is a transgender writer and activist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s best known for his writing around mental health, body image, and gender identity. He is a Feature Writer and Social Media Associate at Everyday Feminism, and the founder of Let’s Queer Things Up!, a platform that examines politics and popular culture through a queer feminist lens. He’s committed changing the world – one listicle and tweet at a time.


Sonya Renee Taylor is the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, an international movement and organization committed to radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation. TBINAA content reaches over 200,000 people weekly in over 146 countries. Sonya’s work as an award winning Performance Poet, Activist and transformational leader continues to have global reach. She has appeared across the US, New Zealand, Australia, England, Scotland, Sweden, Germany, Canada and the Netherlands. Sony and her work has been seen, heard and read on HBO, BET, MTV, TV One, NPR, PBS, CNN, Oxygen Network, The New York Times, New York Magazine,,, Huffington Post, Vogue Australia,, Ms. Magazine and many more. She has shared stages with such luminaries as Hillary Rodham Clinton, Harry Belafonte, Dr. Cornell West, the late Amiri Baraka and numerous others. Sonya continues to perform, speak and facilitate workshops globally. Visit her at or


Kim Peace is an inspired speaker reaching into the hearts of many by speaking out against global, local, and internal violence. Peace believes that collective change is a direct result of awareness, education, and personal transformation. By examining the patterns of our violent historical past, she is able to propose alternative solutions that have the potential to instigate global change. She has worked in Child and Family Welfare for over 16 years, and as a Masters level social worker, she has served as a counselor, educator, community nonviolence trainer and peer mentor while designing curricula to expose oppression, teach collaborative advocacy, and create community support groups.


Chrystal Bougon, Owner & Resident Curvy Girl at Curvy Girl Inc., is a High Tech Refugee who got laid off from her High Tech job in Silicon Valley during the dot com bomb in 2002. This eventually led Bougon to open the first ever Plus Size lingerie boutique, Curvy Girl Lingerie. Curvy Girl, in San Jose, CA, is the first lingerie store in the U.S. for plus-size women. With a “Sexy Isn’t a Size” motto, the store carries items in sizes 14-6x. Bougon created Curvy Girl in October 2012 because she believes that all women deserve a safe place to shop, without judgment, where they can find sexy lingerie and panties that fit well and make them feel pretty and sexy. Chrystal has been a very loud supporter of sexy positivity and body positivity since 2003. She has a vibrant Curvy Girl community on Facebook and Instagram and invites people of all sizes to join her online communities.






Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580055826
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seal Press - October 27th, 2015

Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion Cover Image
By Virgie Tovar (Editor)
ISBN: 9781580054386
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Seal Press - October 16th, 2012